Old Patent Office Building to be Destroyed

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A Congressional bill advocates the destruction of the historical Patent Office Building and the construction of a parking garage in its place. Many oppose the bill, including the administration of President Eisenhower.


  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • Patent Office Building (POB)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Kloss, William, Treasures from the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985, p. 13

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